Sharks are often portrayed in movies as human-eating mammals and they sure give anyone a scare because of their enormous size and really creepy looking teeth. On the other hand, there are also those that believe sharks have a different nature and that they are only perceived as “bad” mammals because of how they are portrayed in movies.
However, this report about a missing sailor found inside a shark’s body may change your overall perception of sharks as a whole.
Ur Daily Journal reported that one day, friends Humphrey Simmons, Keith Ferguson, and Stanley Bernard went on a deep-sea fishing trip and caught an unusually heavy 12 ft tiger shark.
Bernard shot the shark on the head when it went near their boat, then something unexpected happened.
“We tied the rope around his tail fin and pulled him towards the boat. We were going to cut the hook out of his mouth and let him go when he regurgitated a human foot — intact from the knee down,” Simmons said.
When the shark managed to withdraw the foot, the group smelled something stinking from inside the shark’s belly. It was then that they decided to bring the shark to the shore.
“We thought that there might be more bodies inside,” Simmons added.
Indeed, there was one human body found inside the shark’s belly and the police believe that it belongs to a man named Judson Newton who went missing from a boat on Jaws Beach.
Assistant Police Commissioner Hulan Hanna said that they used fingerprints to identify Newton and still waiting for the DNA test result, it is still also unclear for the police if the 43-year-old Newton was alive when he was eaten by the tiger shark.
Reportedly, Newton went on a boating trip with friends when they encountered an engine trouble.
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